Momentum Problem 8.5.2


Description

A collision is shown in the above animation (position given in meters and time given in seconds). 

Question

Determine the ratio of the red mass to the black mass: m / M.  Start

Answer

m /M = 0.25.

Reference

See Giancoli-PA: 7-4, Giancoli-SE: 9-4.

Credits

Physlet problem authored by by William Junkin and modified by Mario Belloni.

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